I am cursed.
First a bat in the basement, then I get attacked by a bird.
I GOT ATTACKED BY A BIRD TODAY.
Completely ambushed. Wings, claws, hair, bike, chase, terror.
So, ok, this afternoon Eloise and I biked up to the gym for a nice treadmill sesh and on the way home I was feelin’ great. My workout was amazing, the weather was gorgeous, the trail I was cruising on was all downhill, yadda, yadda, yadda.
It doesn’t get much better than this! I thought to myself as I sailed through a short tunnel that dotted the trail. ‘Til I popped out the other side and quickly realized that it does, indeed, get better than this…
It’s much, MUCH better when a large, black bird is not dive-bombing the top of your head, flapping it’s wings in your face, and hovering 2 feet above you for a good 20 yards as you pedal for your liiiiiife!
Ahhhhh, what am I going to dooooooooo?! I screamed inside my head as I pedaled like a mad woman, chest pressed to my handle bars looking around for someone, anyone, to help!
Then just like that – it was gone.
WTF. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry! Our trapped bat must have sent a distress signal out from the basement, and this was payback from an angry cousin, or something. Sheesh!!
Or, you know, I pedaled too close to it’s nest. Probably the first thing though.
Post-attack I calmed my nerves with the most epic of dinners – Nachos!
Nacho bar happens to be one of Ben’s and my favorite thing ever. All you do is layout a ton of toppings and types of cheese for your chips, then customize your very own pan o’ deliciousness!
Tonight we had chopped broccoli, grape tomatoes, red onion,
fresh corn, grilled & shredded Chipotle chicken,
homemade salsa (made with a can of petite diced tomatoes), freshly shredded fontina cheese, shredded cheddar cheese & green Tabasco sauce (both un-pictured.)
First you pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees, line a cookie sheet with foil and layout your tortilla chips.
Then you add your toppings! I make each chip totally different, so each bite is unique. :)
Some had cheese & chicken, others had cheese, corn & broccoli, while others had cheese & red onion. CHEESE being the central theme here, in case you couldn’t tell… ;)
Into the oven for 5 minutes…
and presto! Customized nachos – wheee!
After they nachos came out of the oven I topped each one with a dallop of salsa, and a dash of green Tabasco sauce. Several got the coveted quartered cherry tomato, too. :)
Crunchy & chewy,
sweet & savory,
hot & cold.
Great nachos cancel out freaky bird attacks!!
So does fresh fruit salad.
This combo of mango, peach & watermelon for dessert was sooo delicious.
Well, I am in for the night for fear of encountering a terodactyl in the streets. I got a free RedBox code for ma’ bday which we cashed in for Battle Los Angeles.
I know. There is seriously nothing good out there right now that I haven’t seen though!
Have a great night!